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13.33: Respiratory System Organs

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bronchi

(singular, bronchus): A passage of airway in the respiratory tract that conducts air into the lungs; branches into smaller tubes, which become bronchioles.

larynx

Organ of the respiratory system between the pharynx and trachea; also called the voice box because it allows the production of vocal sounds.

nasal cavity

A large air filled space above and behind the nose in the middle of the face.

pharynx

Long, tubular organ that connects the mouth and nasal cavity with the larynx through which air and food pass.

respiratory tract

The part of the anatomy involved with the process of respiration.

trachea

Long, tubular organ of the respiratory system, also called the wind pipe, that carries air between the larynx and lungs.

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